A sticky combination of marmalade, honey and sugar syrup coated coconut and dark chocolate as citrus oils were released from orange and physalis. On the palate came a rush of orange vitamin pills and lime zest but now with toasty cereal notes, butter pastry and spicy cassia bark. Water lifted the aromas to release vanilla and apples along with soft fudge and strawberry laces. Orange now merged with buttered crumpets and the riper character of blood oranges found a sweet and spicy palate. Finally, flavours swirled lemons and limes around the mouth with caramel wafers and hints of wood char and cloves on the finish.
Cask: Re-charred hogshead Age: 9 years Date distilled: March 2011 Alcohol: 57.2% USA allocation: 90 bottles